ERIC Number: ED398952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Space Utilization Analysis, Fall 1995.
In an effort to inform space allocation decisions, Gainesville College (GC) in Georgia, undertook a project to analyze classroom usage for fall 1995 and make projections to the year 2000 based on annual enrollment increases of 3%. Factors potentially affecting the use of space were determined to include the following: (1) conversion to the semester system, which would result in gains in classroom space since two three-credit hour courses can be held in a classroom on each day of the week; (2) increasing the number of course offerings during GC's Activity Period, a morning session used for campus-wide events; (3) construction of a chemistry wing; and (4) potential increases in average class size. An analysis conducted of classroom use in six GC buildings indicated that the Science and Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences buildings were at maximum capacity in fall 1995, while there were no apparent usage problems for the Mathematics, Foreign Language, and Business building; Music and Art building; gymnasium; or Performing Arts building. Finally, with respect to enrollment projections, its was determine that given GC's current space, the maximum number of additional students that the college could handle is 300 and that this limit would be reached by the year 2000. A memorandum regarding the effects of converting to the semester system is appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gainesville Coll., GA. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.